We hope that a tragedy never occurs; however, if a situation does arise, having the knowledge to help can save lives. By teaching civilians to act as immediate responders, we can help save lives.

As worldwide violence increases, so does the need for responsive-action training. Motivated by the 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy, Stop the Bleed, an initiative to prevent excessive bleeding in emergencies, was established by the American College of Surgeons to limit deaths from violent injuries. By teaching civilians how to act as immediate responders, they can limit the trauma from severe blood loss and help save lives. Mercy Health - St. Vincent’s Trauma Program offered the free Stop the Bleed training to the community.

The event was held at The Toledo Lucas County Public Library, King Road Branch.

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